Hardiness levels and coping strategies of female head women basketball coaches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association

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dc.contributor.advisor Wayda, Valerie K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Happ, Carol K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:12Z
dc.date.created 1998 en_US
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1998 .H37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186145
dc.description.abstract The sport of women's basketball has evolved into a high profile event. The demands of the job during the competitive season can exceed coaches' ability to cope and endure the stressful profession. Research has shown that hardiness decreases the impact of stress on health by influencing one's coping strategies. Individuals who are low in hardiness have a higher chance of professional burnout, illness, and health problems due to the inability to handle stress The purpose of this study was to identify the hardiness levels and coping strategies of female head women coaches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The following questions were researched: 1) Are there differences in hardiness between female head women basketball coaches across the NCAA divisions? 2) Are there differences in coping strategies between female head women basketball coaches across the NCAA divisions? One hundred and five coaches participated in the study (n = 29 for division I, n = 38 for division II, n = 38 for division III) by completing the Personal Views Survey II for the hardiness levels and the Ways of Coping Questionnaire for the coping strategies. A one-way ANOVA was calculated to determine if differences existed in hardiness scores across the three divisions. A MANOVA was conducted to determine if differences existed in the three hardiness components as well as with the different coping styles across the three divisions. No significance differences were observed in the hardiness scores, the three hardiness components, or the coping strategies across the three NCAA divisions (p <.05).
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent v, 54 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women coaches (Athletics) -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Basketball coaches -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Toughness (Personality trait) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.other National Collegiate Athletic Association. en_US
dc.title Hardiness levels and coping strategies of female head women basketball coaches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1115736 en_US


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